Hmmmm, I still don't get it, unless it's just to have the latest and greatest (I do love my Radeon 9800 pro though...)
a-hem, anyway, $5-6 a disc, slow write speeds (2.4), the only reason I could see having one would be to write a movie un-compressed, but even then, 1) waiting 45 minutes +, 2) at $$ (almost 5 times the cost for media) and 3) to see hardly a difference in quality (vs shrink and at 70% with trailers fully compressed), I just don't see it yet.
Give me 8.x speeds, $2.00 a disc and that's more like it.
Not to mention, how compatible they will be with stand alones....hopefully, just as good as film dvd's, but if the argument is data, 6 single DVD's ($6.00 total) at 8X, (for a total 26.4 gigs) vs 8 gigs, hmmmmmmmmmm.
By summer if the data is stable, cheaper and at 4.x speeds, then maybe.